News for Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Pride of India

Arjun Atwal won the Wyndham Championship becoming the first Monday qualifier since 1986 and the first Indian-born player to win on the PGA Tour.

Victory again eludes Aussie Sim at Wyndham

It’s been one of those oh-so-close years for Australian Michael Sim, who still is seeking his first U.S. PGA Tour win after another near miss Sunday at the Wyndham Championship.

5 things: Playoff field settled

Being No. 125 has never felt so good to Scott Piercy. The tournament within a tournament to qualify for the start of next week’s FedEx Cup playoffs was almost as intense as the Wyndham Championship itself. Piercy survived a wild afternoon of fluctuations in the standings to clinch the final playoff spot.

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Kan (No. 14, 2011) commits to Purdue

Aurora Kan has given a verbal commitment to play golf for Purdue, the defending national champions, in the fall of 2011. Kan, of Boothwyn, Pa., is No. 14 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings for the class of 2011.

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Rollins puts new putter in play at Wyndham

John Rollins enjoyed his best putting week of the year at the Wyndham Championship thanks to a new putter.

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Miyazato wins Safeway; reclaims world No. 1

Ai Miyazato reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings, winning the LPGA Safeway Classic on Sunday for her fifth victory of the year.

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Piercy squeaks out playoffs berth at Wyndham

Being No. 125 has never felt so good to Scott Piercy.

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Fukushima is top 'CAT' once more

Akiko Fukushima produced a late birdie barrage to claim an emotional victory Sunday in the CAT Ladies Tournament, ending a two-year winless drought.

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Fasting Mardan endures for Malaysian victory

Overcoming intense heat and humidity, Mardan Mamat showed strength and stamina to win the Mercedes-Benz Masters Malaysia Saturday at Kota Permai Golf and Country Club.

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Nonaka springs surprise at Kansai Open

Journeyman Shigeru Nonaka captured his maiden Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) victory Sunday at the Kansai Open Championship.

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Kingston’s timely eagle nets Vodacom victory

Save for an eagle that cemented his victory, James Kingston’s play Friday at the Sunshine Tour’s Vodacom Business Origins of Golf event was rather dull.

Lagoutte-Clement takes Scottish Open title

It didn’t look good for Virginie Lagoutte-Clement down the home stretch at the Ladies Scottish Open.

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Funk wins Tradition for third major title

Fred Funk won the Jeld-Wen Tradition Sunday for the second time in three years, notching his third major victory on the Champions Tour.

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Monday qualifier Atwal wins Wyndham title

Arjun Atwal won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, becoming the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years.

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DeMarois, Shipley claim Golfweek Jr. titles

David DeMarois and Gabrielle Shipley held on to win the Golfweek Junior series event at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich., punching their tickets for the season-ending Invitationals.

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Czech Open win edges Hanson closer to Ryder Cup

Sweden’s Peter Hanson threw a huge wrench into Colin Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup plans with victory in the Czech Open Championship. The 32-year-old moved into an automatic spot for the European Ryder Cup team.

KPMG report: Recession curbs appetite for golf travel

Demand for golf tourism has waned amid a persistent recession, but new international destinations are surfacing regardless – hoping to capitalize whenever the economy recovers, according to findings of a just-released KPMG survey.

Weaver shows breast cancer support at Wyndham

In case you missed it, Drew Weaver staged his own mini-Pink Out during Friday’s second round of the Wyndham Championship.

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Hanson wins Czech Open; nears Ryder Cup

Peter Hanson has won the Czech Open after a three-way playoff with Gary Boyd and Peter Lawrie, keeping his Ryder Cup hopes alive.